Model town helps children

Rye Heritage Centre raised £172.10 during the Rye Maritime Festival for the Demelza Hospice children's charity as entry to see the Rye Town Model...

Riding again for rescuers

Cyclists will be taking to the road again to raise money for the ambulance charity, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, as part of a major annual bike ride. Several of those riding have been aided by the service after life-threatening accidents

Every dog has his day

The Rye Country Show attracted a vast turn out from the dog community. As well as the Coakham bloodhound pack, individual dogs turned up to compete in various events. The Grand National saw dogs dragging their owners over fences (and the reverse) and the subsequent terrier racing was a chaotic success as competitors tried to invade and escape the arena, while others stayed quietly inside their traps to avoid trouble

Nuclear jet risk ‘soars’

Over 100 large jet planes an hour, like the Boeing 737, could be taking off or landing directly over Dungeness nuclear power station - and the latest planning permission waters down nuclear safety concerns, while paying more heed to environmental ones. Opponents of Lydd Airport's expansion remain concerned about the risks

Tower chooses safety first

Work is planned to make the church tower at St Mary's safe for the thousands of tourists who visit it each year

Goodbye, Jenny

Jenny Lee, a very active member of Rye Conservation Society, and a patron and supporter of many other Rye organisations, has died, aged 83.

Caravanners join in on the green

Rye Harbour villagers and the caravan folk came together for a busy, bustling, Pimms-full day, and the sun shone, the coconuts flew, and the rat got splatted.

Ready, steady, go…to the Show

This Saturday, August 15 could see some barmy moments like last year's dog racing (pictured above) amidst a balmy atmosphere - if the weather...

Mothers’ Union celebrate founder

Mothers' Union (MU) members and friends from all over the Bexhill District (which includes Eastbourne, Hastings, Battle and Rye) gathered at St Mary's for the annual commemoration of their founder, Mary Sumner, on Monday August 10.

Throwing light on quick action

A yet-to-be-named, public spirited person reported the damaged lamp-post (pictured above) outside Boots the Chemists in the High Street. Colas, the highways maintenance contractor...

Dungeness for sale

A once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a truly unique property. Sounds like typical estate agent hyperbole? In this case it might be true as the Dungeness estate is up for sale - though that does not include the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway, the famous Prospect Cottage or the nuclear power station

Heidi signs up. How about you?

A new regular correspondent in Rye News, Heidi Foster (above), kicks off on the "Culture" page with some comments about the Jazz Lounge at last year's Jazz and Blues Festival, and the Maritime Festival

Boats ahoy as Quay celebrates

Boats, shore displays, music, food, the weather and, of course, Superman, all combined to make Maritime Weekend a success, yet again

Migrants flee police ‘copter

Two similar incidents at Icklesham involving lorries and small groups of migrants may be the result of organised human traffickers rather than individuals from Calais hiding in or under lorries. But police have not commented so far. In both cases the police caught those running away from the lay-by

Snakes in the sun at Northiam

The sun shining all day helped Northiam's Traditional Summer Fayre on August 1 to be a successful one, writes Geoff Poyton. Crowds enjoyed the...

St Mary’s tower black-listed

Following a recent health and safety report, improvements need to be made to the top of St Mary's tower to make the viewpoint, so popular with tourists, a safer experience

Sailors left in the lurch

Dismay as boat owners at Maritime Festival discover ladder rungs removed so causing real difficulty in accessing Strand Quay

Fete enjoys honking success

On Saturday 1 August Icklesham held its annual Fête and Flower show. The money raised from this event supports the Icklesham Trust and they couldn’t have picked a better day for it as the recreation ground was swathed in glorious sunshine

Tower crane comes down at last

What's missing ? Hmmm ! Here yesterday, gone today. One giant crane ... and amateur photographers and spectators were out in force last Sunday in Rye to witness the long-awaited removal of the tower crane in Cinque Ports Street.

Boat challenge for Sea Cadets

Rye Sea Cadets are raising money for an additional boat. In true naval tradition they (or at least some of their parents) have set themselves an extreme challenge to help raise the funds